Shaleen Title

Drug Policy Activist & Attorney. Commissioner, Cannabis Control Commission.

Shaleen Title is a drug policy activist and attorney who currently serves as one of five commissioners on the Cannabis Control Commission, the agency tasked with regulating legal and medical marijuana in Massachusetts, where she was appointed in 2017 to the social justice seat by the governor, treasurer and attorney general. Described by the Boston Business Journal as one of the fifty most powerful people in Boston in 2018, and as “the people’s weed watchdog” in Boston Magazine’s 2019 Power List, she has won several awards for her advocacy work and her efforts to make the cannabis industry more fair and inclusive, beginning with the High Times Freedom Fighter award back in 2012. She has worked on state marijuana legalization campaigns from a racial and social justice perspective and led the drafting of the first model bill created to give states guidance to implement a process of reinvestment and reconciliation. Before her appointment as a commissioner, she served as a trustee for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a founding board member of Marijuana Majority and the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and a board member of the Family Law and Cannabis Alliance as well as the National Lawyers Guild. She holds a business degree, law degree, and Master’s degree from the University of Illinois.